Annual Conference

Annual Statewide Professional Development Conference

October 4-6, 2018

Marriott St. Louis West

Chesterfield, Missouri

Conference Overview
The Brain Injury Association of Missouri Annual Statewide Conference is the only Conference in Missouri established specifically for current trends in innovative therapeutic strategies, cutting-edge and best practice treatment options, and research relating to brain injury.

This Conference features national and local experts addressing issues of interest to professionals, survivors of brain injury, and family members.

Sessions held Thursday and Friday focus on topics of interest to healthcare professionals, rehabilitation specialists, social workers, vocational counselors, physicians, psychologists, mental health professionals, case managers, service coordinators, and others who provide care for persons with brain injury.

On Saturday, a special Seminar is held for survivors of brain injury and their families.

Thursday, October 4 – Friday, October 5 Features:

Conference Professional Audience 

  • Therapists - physical, occupational, speech
  • Medical Personnel - physicians, nurses, neurologists
  • Mental Health Professionals - social workers, counselors, psychologists, neuropsychologists
  • Rehabilitation Specialists - medical, therapy, mental health
  • Care Coordinators - case managers, service coordinators, discharge planners
  • Vocational Experts - vocational counselors, job developers
  • Community Support Staff - independent living experts, personal care attendants, support providers

Session Topics Include:  

  • Employment and Return-to-Work Best Practices
  • Behavioral and Addiction Issues after Brain Injury
  • IEPs and 504 Plans for Pediatric Survivors of Brain Injury
  • Rehabilitation Continuum of Care: Hospital to Community Living
  • Impulsivity Assessment and Treatment
  • How Family Dynamics Impact a Survivor’s Recovery and Life
  • Public Benefits, Guardianship, Public Administration, Special Needs Trusts, and ABLE Accounts
  • And more!

Saturday, October 6 features the Survivor and Family Seminar – Eastern Missouri. This Seminar is held in conjunction with the BIA-MO Annual Statewide Conference. Learn more about the Survivor and Family Seminar 2018 – Eastern Missouri program now

Click here to register for the Annual Conference online.

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Thank you to our 2018 Conference Sponsors!

Co-Host Sponsor
Department of Health and Senior Services

 Rehabilitation Sponsor
SSM Health Rehabilitation Network 
A SSM-Select Medical Partnership 

Rural Track Sponsor
Missouri AgrAbility Project
FY 2018 – FY 2021

Keynote Sponsors:

Gateway Neuropsychology

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital


Ozark Center

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis 

BIA-MO Annual Statewide Conference 2016 Survivor Keynote

Chill, Thrill, Heal: From Traumatic Brain Injury to Personal Trainer

Logan Johnson loves skiing, but came to a crashing halt in 2012 when he sustained a traumatic brain injury. He was in a coma for two months and has made a miraculous recovery.

In the “Chill, Thrill, Heal” inspiring video, Logan discusses his trials and tribulations as a survivor of brain injury. Logan shares the message that anything can be accomplished. As he says, “Anything worth doing isn’t easy.”

Watch the “Chill, Thrill, Heal” video featuring Logan Johnson that was shown as the Keynote session during the Brain Injury Association of Missouri Annual Statewide Conference 2016.


BIA-MO Membership has many benefits. Join today

Membership is free for survivors of brain injury.


Click here to view a video about how BIA-MO helps those with brain injury




Brain Injury Association of Missouri, Inc.

2265 Schuetz Road

Saint Louis, Missouri 63146

Toll Free 800-444-6443

Phone 314-426-4024

Fax 314-426-3290